This is the Dua made by the young men who withdrew from their people into a Cave to protect their belief in Allah. The Dua is an inspiration from Allah Himself to the young men, who were in a state of distress with no where to turn to because they were being persecuted for their belief in Allah. Allah (swt) in His Mercy responded to them by guiding them to a Cave where He made them to fall into a slumber for many years after which He rose them up again into another generation with believing people as a sign for them all and generations to come.
Alhamdulillah for all the past Ramadan that we have been able to witness by the special Mercy of Allah and we give thanks to Allah and hope for His Mercy for the forth coming Ramadan. So many Ramadans we have spent on this earth and only Allah The Knower, knows how many more Ramadan we have got left to witness on this earth. My prayers is that Allah, the Ever-living give us life and health to witness the coming Ramadan just as He has allowed us to witness the last Ramadan.
Who is better to tell us about His Creation other than the Creator?
And mention in the Book (the Qur’ân, O Muhammad SAW , the story of) Maryam (Mary), when she withdrew in seclusion from her family to a place facing east.
She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Ruh [angel Jibril (Gabriel)], and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all respects.
She said: “Verily! I seek refuge with the Most Gracious (Allâh) from you, if you do fear Allâh.”
(The angel) said: “I am only a messenger from your Lord, (to announce) to you the gift of a righteous son.”
You came when I needed you most.
Just as you do year in year out.
I was the most delighted of all to welcome you.
I have longed for you since the last time you depart.
The thought of you coming again kept me in constant expectation.
You came when I felt restricted and loosen the shackles off me.
You came when my tears were streaming endlessly and wiped them away.
You came when I was all alone and kept me company.
You came when I feel it has been too long and assured me it all ends no matter how long.
You came and strengthen my faith in the Most High.
You came and increase my service to the Most Powerful.
You came and kept me in constant remembrance of the All-Aware.
You came and kept me up longing with hope and fear of the Only One deserving of my service.
You came and kept me up in company of the ever-subservient Ones of the Most Merciful.
You came and made the Tanzil most beloved to me than any else.
You came and assured me nothing is written in stone, there is always a chance to better.
You came and gave me a chance to witness that one night that is promised.
You came and gave me the peace and solace I longed for, from the Most Gracious.
Now that you depart, yet again, I feel empty.
I feel like holding on to you tightly and not let go.
I feel like knotting myself round you so I can go along with you.
Celebrating your departure was a lonely affair.
But I know your company has been nothing but a blessing upon me.
So I must celebrate, not your departure but the blessings you came with and left me with.
Hoping and waiting for the next time you come.
Holding on to the goodness you left behind.
Immersing myself in the deep-cleansing you gave me.
Relishing in the renewal of my relationship with the Creator-of-all.
Re-living the memories of you being around.
Till when next we meet again by the special Mercy of the Beneficent One.
Truly speaking, I am missing you already.